ADVANCED TORTS (TORTS - 1050)
Building on the basic Torts course, this foundation course will cover in depth those areas of Tort law not covered in Torts, including tortious interference with economic relations, marketplace falsehoods, unfair competition, publicity and privacy, defamation, tortious use of judicial process, and tortious interference with civil rights. Grades will be based on a final examination and class participation.
NEW YORK PRACTICE (STATE AND FEDERAL PRACTICE - 2000)
This course is a study of civil litigation in New York from initiation of the action to filing of the case for trial. The course will familiarize students with the nature, purpose, and content of the Civil Practice Law and Rules and, through statutory and case law analysis, develop the requisite foundation for effective civil practice. The treatment is essentially in chronological order, beginning with selection of the appropriate court and covering commencement of the action, personal jurisdiction, statutes of limitation, joinder of parties, pleadings, motion practice and pre-trial discovery. Appellate considerations and issues of res judicata pervade the material. The unique characteristics of Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, a form of judicial review of administrative action, are also covered. Any student who contemplates practicing in New York is strongly urged to take the course. Students who plan to practice in other states can also profit from their knowledge of New York Practice inasmuch as the procedural issues covered in the course are universal. Grades are based upon a final examination.
TORTS (TORTS - 1040)
The basic Torts course is an introduction to civil liability arising from breach of duties imposed by law, as distinguished from duties imposed by contract. The course will cover representative doctrines and theories of liability, including intentional torts, negligence and strict liability. Topics may include assault, battery, negligence, strict liability, products liability, misrepresentation, defamation and privacy. Grades are based upon a final examination.